Fake organ­ics

Cat­e­gory: Cur­rent State Of The Matirx
Pub­lished: Tues­day, 16 June 2015 09:05
Writ­ten by Nat​u​ral​news​.com
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From : Nat​u​ral​news​.com

The biotech­nol­ogy indus­try is scroung­ing for new inroads to slip more GMOs into the food sup­ply, and a new study out of Den­mark pro­poses accom­plish­ing this task using fake organ­ics. Researchers from the Uni­ver­sity of Copen­hagen and the Dan­ish National Research Coun­cil believe they can get away with “rewil­d­ing” exist­ing crops through genetic engi­neer­ing and cre­ate a whole new breed of “organic” crops that don’t require pes­ti­cides or herbicides.

Despite the name, these new crops will be the exact oppo­site of organic, pos­sess­ing arti­fi­cial gene muta­tions bred specif­i­cally for cul­ti­va­tion ease and effi­ciency. It’s every­thing that organic isn’t, in other words, but that hasn’t stopped the endeavor from mov­ing full speed ahead. The brains behind the project have already got­ten a few nods of approval from ethi­cists and legal experts who are on board with rebrand­ing GMOs as organic.

Pub­lished in the jour­nal Trends in Plant Sci­ence, a paper pre­sent­ing the con­cept main­tains that domes­ti­cated plants and food crops, includ­ing exist­ing GMOs, are gen­er­ally weak and need to be tough­ened up. Wild food crops are much hardier, and even though they tend to bear less fruit than their domes­ti­cated coun­ter­parts, they are nat­u­rally resis­tant to pests. Wild food crops, in essence, are real organ­ics that grow strong due to the nat­ural bio­di­ver­sity of their sur­round­ing environment.

One would think that the most ratio­nal approach to tough­en­ing up domes­ti­cated crops would be to sim­ply rewild them nat­u­rally by choos­ing hardier vari­eties and grow­ing them amidst other wild crops. This is what the Rodale Insti­tute and oth­ers are sug­gest­ing when they advo­cate for per­ma­cul­ture as the solu­tion to the ever-​worsening woes of chemical-​based mono­cul­ture.

The loons rat­tling the ego-​drenched lab­o­ra­to­ries of “mod­ern sci­ence” want to take mat­ters into their own hands and syn­thet­i­cally engi­neer the wild­ing process them­selves. The absurd irony here is painfully evi­dent to the cog­nizant onlooker, but appar­ently the system-​educated sci­en­tists, drunk on their own delu­sions of sophis­ti­cated grandeur, are too blind to see how utterly ridicu­lous the whole thing is.

Unless “We the Peo­ple” put a stop to it, every­thing will soon be genet­i­cally engineered

While it’s true that mod­ern corn, soy­beans, and other sta­ple food crops are not what they once were, fur­ther engi­neer­ing them to try to un-​engineer them is utter insan­ity. There’s sim­ply noth­ing nat­ural or “wild” about try­ing to engi­neer a food crop to become nat­ural or wild. Mash­ing up a processed hot dog and reshap­ing it into a steak doesn’t make it a steak, after all.

Nev­er­the­less, this is the new “sci­ence” of our day, the hideous inter­sec­tion of arro­gance and mad­ness. These are the futile attempts of man to rein­vent nature and have it still be con­sid­ered nature as opposed to a mon­strous, life-​destroying freak show and then to try to push it off on the masses as “organic.” Is this the type of world in which you want to live?

If not, you’re gonna have to speak up loudly. The future of clean food is at stake, after all. If the genetic hack­ers and life butch­ers get their way, every­thing on your din­ner plate, whether it’s “organic” or not, will soon come from a trans­genic “Franken­crop” owned and licensed by a multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tion such as Mon­santo. Noth­ing will resem­ble its for­merly nat­ural incar­na­tion.

“We need to sup­plant pur­chased, high-​energy inputs and mech­a­niza­tion inputs with eco­log­i­cal processes that achieve com­pa­ra­ble or supe­rior out­comes, which could build slow organic mat­ter in crop­ping sys­tems instead of main­tain­ing or deplet­ing it, which is what cur­rent agri­cul­ture does,” stated Tim­o­thy Crews, an ecol­o­gist and research direc­tor at the Land Insti­tute in Salina, Kansas, to PBS about the supe­ri­or­ity of nat­ural peren­nial cropping.